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Old 07-31-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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Here is a shot of the wires on the new switch.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:21 PM   #17
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i found this video which supports your style installation. no neutral needed
http://youtu.be/3aay7IFY6-g
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originally i thought this too, but he describes the wires as follows:



Not seeing a Neutral there... maybe he left it out of the description
Nope, you are correct. I looked at the spec sheet. Apparently the ground is a necessary connection though. Perhaps he can get that from the box. No other reason it shouldn't work.
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Miss B.. I have no ground wire.. the box just sorta sits in the wall. I decided ill run the rest of my 14/2 wire and put it all on its own breaker. That should be good. I believe. Ill let ya know what happens tomorrow.
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good luck M8
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When I flip switch on and turn on the light I get 00.0
This is normal if your measuring across the switch terminals.
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Mran thx for the conformation on the reading.
Here is where I am now. Wire is run from breaker but not hooked up. Im at the sensor location now and wanted to make sure I had this wired properly. The line comig into the box on the left is from the breaker. The right side is going out to the lights after its passed through the sensor.
I followed the instructions on wiring it as best as possible.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #23
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Success!!!!
I have one of the two ceiling lights installed and wired and the motion switch works great. Only wish it had a few more options for a shorter time setting once no motion is sensed. But for now I'll keep it in test mode which is 5 seconds. Tomorrow I'll wire up the final light which is over washer n dryer and clean up the next in a week or so haha.
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just want to make sure.... where the first light box is, there were other wires coming into that box.
originally there was power going to this box, did you eliminate that power source??

just be careful not to hook up something unless you know where it goes.
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Yup those are all dead now and ive not hooked anything new to at old wires. I just now got the 2nd light installed and all works just perfect!
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excellent!! good job M8.
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